Virgilio Ranzato

Virgilio Ranzato (May 7, 1882 in Venice – April 20, 1937 in Como) was an Italian composer and violinist.

Virgilio Ranzato began his career firstly as violin player on the Conservatory in Venezia and Milan. Later he studied musical composition as well. Than he worked mostly as chamber music player or conductor. From around 1910 he worked mostly as a composer, and besides others he wrote an opera Campane di guerra (1933, Milan), and several operettas. Ranzato served as concertmaster for the LaScala Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. He made several recordings on the Pathe label.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7th, 1882 (Venice), Died April 20th, 1937 (Como)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37559 10-in. 1/21/1927 Fox trot de las campanillas Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Columbia 10848 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Edison marcia National Guards Band Band composer  
Brunswick E23331-E23332 10-in. 5/26/1927 Fox trot della luna Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 11308b 10-in. 1908 Wanda : Mazurka Orquesta Ranzato Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 13839b 10-in. 11/5/1909 Valse des diamants Banda Municipale di Milano Band composer  


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"Ranzato, Virgilio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

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